Thoughts from the Edge

by on January 30, 2015

In which Hank thinks about the diversity and productivity of the boundaries between biomes and what that might mean for individuals, culture, and democracy. Particularly, our democracy, which maybe needs some help.

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SOME OTHER THOUGHTS
Holy Shit, I Interviewed the President: An Exploration of The News Media's Self-Destruction - https://medium.com/@hankgreen/holy-shit-i-interviewed-the-president-fa3e8fb44d16

PBS NewsHour Twitter Chat on the News Media: http://www.pbs.org/newshour/rundown/twitter-chat-glozell-green-on-her-interview-with-obama-and-the-power-of-new-media/

PBS Idea Channel on Objectivity: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xT0yRXWo6UU

News vs. Noise from the BBC http://www.bbc.com/news/magazine-30933261
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Sign up to be a Global Citizen: http://www.globalcitizen.org/

The 2015 Bill and Melinda Gates Letter: http://www.gatesnotes.com/2015-annual-letter

In which John discusses the prospect of dramatic improvements in the lives of the world's poorest people, his favorite letter of the year (sorry Bill My Insurance Agent!), how to decrease infant mortality, and how to listen better to voices that are poorly represented online.

Also, lots of graphs! Everyone loves graphs!
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Interviewing the President

by on January 23, 2015

Watch the Full Interview Here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GbR6iQ62v9k

In which Hank takes you on a trip to Washington DC and into the White House. The President makes a similar journey, though in his own private helicopter. A beautiful, gigantic helicopter that I saw through 2-inch thick glass.

I didn't do any thoughts or analysis in this video, but I've done some on my Tumblr: http://edwardspoonhands.com

I am exhausted, but also pretty euphoric. Thanks to everyone who was a part of pulling this off. Working with the White House can be pretty intense, but they did a fantastic job. To everyone who was awesome and supportive. To Bethany and Glozell, who were fantastic and very fun to hang out with. To everyone who has made YouTube such an interesting and diverse place. And to Paul Janssen, who first synthesized the active ingredient in Immodium, without whom none of this would have been possible.


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REUNION MINIGOLF

by on January 20, 2015

In which Hank and John answer real questions from real nerdfighters while playing an incredibly intense and competitive round of putt putt.

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In which Hank discusses what education does, what it should do, and why it doesn't do it as well as it probably could be done.

And then he announces!
The Launch of Crash Course Astronomy!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0rHUDWjR5gg

AND Crash Course Anatomy and Physiology!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uBGl2BujkPQ

AND that he's GOING TO THE FREAKING WHITE HOUSE TO INTERVIEW PRESIDENT OBAMA, WHAT?!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=awU8M3qVgZQ&feature=youtu.be

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Looking for Alaska 10th Anniversary Edition: http://www.penguin.com/book/looking-for-alaska-special-10th-anniversary-edition-by-john-green/9780525428022
In which John discusses writing, the 10th anniversary of first novel Looking for Alaska, and the charities chosen by nerdfighteria to receive grants from the 2014 Project for Awesome.

Thanks to everyone who has read and shared Looking for Alaska over lo these many years. Penguin built a lovely site to share your experiences with the story: http://lookingforalaska10.com

The lovely temerityjane on twitter: https://twitter.com/temerityjane
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The crazy thing is I had to cut like five fart facts from this video because I just had TOO MUCH GOOD FART STUFF! Maybe I'll make a video with some more fart facts in the future.

If you can't tell...I like farts. I think they're funny and nothing to be ashamed of (though I don't go out of my way to fart loudly at dinner parties like SOME PEOPLE I KNOW! JEFF!)

LINKS!

World's Oldest Joke (and World's Oldest Fart Joke) http://uk.reuters.com/article/2008/07/31/uk-britain-joke-life-idUKL129052420080731

Tert-Butylthiol - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tert-Butylthiol

Franklin's 'Fart Proudly' - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fart_Proudly

Chemical Composition of Farts - http://chemistry.about.com/od/medicalhealth/f/What-Is-The-Chemical-Composition-Of-Farts.htm

Global Methane Outputs - http://icp.giss.nasa.gov/education/methane/intro/cycle.html

Le Petomane - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Le_P%C3%A9tomane

Various Fart Info: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fart

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In which John gets really really excited over and over again while attending the FA Cup tie between AFC Wimbledon (the team nerdfighteria sponsors) and Liverpool Football Club (the team John supports).

Thanks to everyone at AFC Wimbledon for their hospitality and support. I can't tell you how many hundreds of people came up to me and told me how much the nerdfighter community's support means to them.

Thanks as always to Rosianna (http://youtube.com/rosianna) for spearheading the sponsorship and planning all of the things.

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The Best Worst Thing

by on January 4, 2015

A bonus video in which John discusses divided loyalty, football (real), fan-driven projects, the meaning of sports, his weird over-the-top love for Liverpool Football Club, his weird over-the-top love for AFC Wimbledon, and the forthcoming match between the two. Wimbledon/Nerdfighteria scarves: http://store.dftba.com/products/afc-wimbledon-scarf

All the advertising revenue from hankgames goes to AFC Wimbledon: http://www.youtube.com/hankgames

You can watch the match live at 3 PM eastern on Monday on Fox Sports 1. If you don't have Fox Sports 1 or don't live in the U.S., there are lots of ways to stream it. This is, of course, illegal and I don't recommend it; I'm just saying it's POSSIBLE.

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In which Hank discusses some ways in which we base our lives on stuff that are just completely made up.

Racism: By the Numbers: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GQdMgtncpoE

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